The octopus is dead
who lived in Wylies Baths
below the circus balustrade
and the chocked sea tiles.
Susan K. Martin
The Penguin Book of Australian Bush Writing
edited by John Ross
Viking, $32.95 pb, 356 pp, 9780670076413
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Biplane Houses by Les Murray & Collected Poems by Les Murray
Paul Kane reviews 'The Poetry of Les Murray' edited by Laurie Hergenhan and Bruce Clunies Ross, 'Les Murray' by Steven Matthews, and 'Poems the Size of Photographs' by Les Murray
You might expect a book of eighty-eight new poems by Les Murray to be sizeable (most of his recent single volumes run to about sixty poems each). But Poems the Size of Photographs is literally a small book, composed of short poems (‘though some are longer’, says the back cover) ...... (read more)